When I saw this television commercial recently by Yamaha, I felt like Yamaha is really targeting and reinforcing the Asian stereotype that we all play the piano or violin. LOL! But seriously, it was only after watching the commercial on YouTube and seeing the title of the video as ‘Yamaha Piano Red Envelope Commercial’ did […]
This ad from Globe Telecom, a telecom provider in the Philippines, cashes in the upcoming hype for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It has an unexpected ending that I hope people do not spoil when sharing it. We have posted a number of Thai TV commercials in the past, and it’s great to see […]
Japanese American point guard debuted with the New York Knicks in 1947. Wat Misaka, the pioneering Japanese American athlete who became the first person of color to play in modern professional basketball, died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He was 95. Wat Misaka, First Nonwhite in Modern Pro Basketball, Dies at 95 Misaka, the son […]
Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]
Andrew Yang seems invisible to the mainstream media – just like most Asian Americans Asian Americans are often invisible in American culture, and judging by the experience of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, even more so in politics. * * * As Supreme Court decision looms, undocumented Asians say they must speak up or risk losing […]
Let's get down to business, the new Mulan trailer is here. Disney just released the full trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated feature, and it promises lots of swords, sorcery and swooshy hair. The trailer offers a bigger glimpse of film's take on the mythic Chinese woman warrior. Liu Yifei stars […]
Standup special 'Asian Comedian Destroys America' premieres December 17 on Netflix. Your destruction is imminent, America. And your doom comes at the hands of Ronny Chieng. The Daily Show correspondent and Crazy Rich Asians star — and self-described "standup's most ruthless comedian" — drops his new Netflix special Asian Comedian Destroys America later this month. […]
World’s first artificial kidney has been developed by scientists and it could end the need for kidney dialysis with zero rejection rate. Asian Americans are mostly affected by some kind of kidney failure.